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is the economic catastrophe that would occur with the simultaneous expiring of the bush tax cuts and deep across-the-board spending cuts that congress scheduled to kick in january 1 so congress couldn't negotiate a fiscal solution by january 1. confused? let me put it in terms of a 21st century analogy that can crystallize the point of it. pretend america is a successful railroad company. that has fallen on some hard fiscal times. there's an argument within the company about whether to make some changes to the dining car offering, maybe cut fares for less wealthy riders or on the other side of the argument where trains themselves are steel beasts that stalin invented to kill freedom and martha washington. this is clearly a large gap to bridge in negotiations they added what we call in the movie business the ticking clock in the form of a dam sell tied to the track. the damsell in this case representing our entire economy. yes, we tied a woman to the track. to force us to deal with the train. so the stage was set for serious people to arrive at a serious solution. seriously. >> a lot of partisan
, let's face facts the main idea of fighting forces is fighting. we place upon them this complex tax rebuilding csm we really have a plcy that at its foundation is we go into a country attack it, conquer it in the manner that the superior technology and our fighting forces, and then stay there and knit it back together? isn't that asking too much from these guys? >> i don't think so. they do what has to be done. you only fight to achieve an end. if you think about world war ii. everybody likes world war ii because it seems neat and clean and we won and it was over. i wasn't that way in reality. essentially counter insurgency was performed for a decade. the marshall plan was nothing more than helping europe regrow so that it would be protected against the growth of extremism and things. in reality, soldiers are natural people to help bind things back together. you fight when you have to but you solve the problem wherever you can. >> jon: can you stick around for a little bit? we'll go to
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